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By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

We have a storage close by where I live, that's very organised. My guitar tech, Matty organised it all, labeled everything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Obviously the best way to retain the most profit is to not give any of it away. That's something that you certainly learn through the years.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

Going to the Grammys, being nominated for a Grammy, that was a really big deal for me, for us as a band.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

Almost 15 with music, we have so many guitars that we developed over the years. The latest one is 'The Majesty' guitar, which I'm really proud of.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

I wanna go in the studio and just go back to the same amps and stuff I'm so comfortable with the sound of. Which I think is important to stay original.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

There were some initial instruments I had when I was young and made some trade-offs. Maybe a guitar I bought in a flea market. They weren't the greatest guitar but they would be cool to still have them. Other than that, not as a professional.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Sometimes I'll hear a certain approach that kinda cathes my ear, like „It's kinda cool what that guy's doing there", or maybe an effect that somebody's using, or a guitar sound, or something that kinda makes me open up. But the funny thing is i realise over time how sort of traditional i am.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Many kids and parents ask me, 'What kind of guitar can I buy?' It's a great opportunity for those people to be able to buy a quality guitar that's not necessarily a little Fender or whatever. Ernie Ball signature model guitar is something that's more signature.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

With the Road King amp, you're able to switch power tubes and speakers and do all these different things. And I didn't want to have five different heads in my rack. And there's something about, when you do the type of setup that I have, unless you have a dedicated amp to a dedicated speaker and you're actually switching, you have to use the same power section of the main head that you're using.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

I would say the more the better when it is comes to development and marketing. It's actually fun. For some it can be a frustrating thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

I've been fortunate to work with companies that I endorse because I love their gear. Whether Music Man, Dunlop, or DiMarizo to me these companies have supported me in such a way that's invaluable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Jordan Ruddes does [have a home studio], but it's all self-contained. I'll be the only guy with a fully built recording studio. So they'll have to come to me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

When we came out, the kind of music that was popular was Nirvana, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, all that stuff. That was when we released our second album, 'Images And Words', and it was something people werent used to hearing maybe, and it sort of rose above all that somehow, being progressive, or whatever.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

When we make those guitars we make tons of prototypes, I have all those. And once a guitar has come out there's all different versions and colours and woods and I have all those. There's hundreds of them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

You might be able to get a certain sound, and in the studio you certainly look at things under a microscope a lot more. You might hear more warmth out of a thicker string gauge. But in the practical world, like with us, we're playing An Evening With... so it's three hours of music, and our music is pretty challenging as far as the technical aspect. And I found after awhile that I was killing myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

We're not the kind of band who writes an order abundance of songs and picks from them, we usually write for the album.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Now that we're established and we have a history we know that we can expect people to show up and to have a good time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Out of Berklee Dream Theater was born and we've been together ever since. I didn't have to taste that feeling of defeat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

If I'm not in an environment where I can record, it's great to be able to write something down, to be able to know how to do that, to be able to write notation. You grab a piece of paper and there it is. It's the cheapest recording equipment you can buy: a piece of manuscript paper and a pencil!

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Songs come alive every night and can be a new experience for someone. You might have someone in the audience who has never seen us before and hearing it for the first time. We are aware of that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

If someone is feeling out of sorts or detached it's a great time to bring them in and restate why we are here and what we are trying to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

When we first started and started hitting new places for the first time, you kinda didn't know, because we were new. Sometimes we played tiny little clubs and sometimes we'd play a larger place.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

I have a lot of guitars. Yeah, I'm not like a guitar collector, I don't have all vintage instruments. I don't even own a Strat or Les Paul. I don't have one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

The good thing about playing this style that we play, you know, the progressive element of it, is that we can add in different elements of different styles. And that creates a more interesting overall sound.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

The Majesty guitar symbolizes the very reason why I am so proud to be a Music Man artist. I had the idea for this guitar a couple of years ago but it is because of their innovative spirit and dedication to the art of guitar building that it is now a reality. I am so grateful that I am able to collaborate with the best guitar company on the planet and so incredibly proud that together we have created what is to me, the perfect musical instrument for guitar players. I really hope you get a chance to play one and am confident that you will feel the same!

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

I experimented a bunch with Ernie Ball in getting the strings to not flop around too much, but at the same time not to be too thick to where you're playing telephone cables.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

The style of music that we're playing, this progressive metal style, has always been an upstream battle for us. We don't usually get a lot of commercial exposure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

I'm a member of the Recording Academy and I see the way it works and even with the whole voting process it's broken down into specific categories. There are Pop categories and Dance and Rock and Metal and Film and Score and everything else. Basically when you are voting you are urged not to vote in the category that you don't know anything about.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

With all tools at my disposal, I'm 100% into chasing tone and checking out new equipment and "geeking" out during sound check by taking too much time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Personality wise, we are all kindred spirits. I've said this before; if we [with Mike Mangini ] ever went to high school together we would have been friends. He is just one of us! We felt that immediate connect.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

We auditioned a lot of great drummers; every one of them was world class. We had a lot of fun playing with each of them and had some great jams. With Mike [Mangini] it was just something really special about what was going on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

I wanted something different. I'd been using the C+ amps for a long time, and I love them - they're one of my favorite amps ever. But on this album [Road Kings] I wanted - there were a couple reasons, actually. One is that I wanted a more aggressive sound, some more teeth and hair.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Songs like "Spirit Carries On" really gets the audience moved and on the same page. It's challenging and all so much fun to play.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

If you bring somebody into the band you are going to be with them a lot whether it's in the studio, on the tour bus, or at dinner every night; you want somebody you enjoy being around. You don't want an annoying guy .

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

My main objective with a home studio - I could get into doing full band demos - but my first objective is to cut things like guitar tracks and solos at home.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

You try to play the song better than you had before.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

I don't have very eclectic tastes in music.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

There's different levels of where we do well throughout Europe. Fortunately, for us, it's pretty great all throughout it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

I've always said that there's a huge progressive rock, progressive metal audience out there, in the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

I'm from the school of putting a lot of hours of practice into playing. But at the same time you have to write original music - that's really important, because that's the things that's going to separate you from everybody else, that's going to give you your unique voice as a music that you create.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

Stay focused when you're playing alive, so you're not distracted by something going on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Petrucci

We used to rehearse and that's where the roots of Dream Theater formed. Y'know, we used to play cover songs and jam to [Iron] Maiden and stuff but we were writing songs and it was this metal, loud style and we'd constantly get knocks on our door, because the rehearsal rooms were right next door to each other, and these jazz guys would be like, "Can you guys turn it down a little?

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

I started playing guitar when I was 12, and I started getting into more metal, like Maiden and Metallica... Of course, as I kind of got better and better in the guitar, I was listening to more guitar players, so then I got into, I guess, more of the prog side.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

First and foremost, with everybody we wanted to see if they can pull off the songs, play them correctly, and that they it felt right musically. That's something Mike [Mangini] did, it felt like the band. He really gets the style and delivers in a powerful metal way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

I went straight out of high school, and when I was 17, all I wanted to do was play guitar.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

I do a lot of the stuff that I started out doing that I think any guitar player that's concerned about the craft needs to do. It's basic practicing of the basic elements. I try to practice like a well rounded regiment of things where I can kind of do whatever I wanna do and I also have to practice the actual songs to keep that under my fingers as well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Petrucci

It's a balance between getting the right string gauge that's thick enough where it sound good, and not rubber bands - but not too thick where your hands start to get real tired.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

I almost rely on other people to say, "Hey, you ever hear of this band?" And I'll say, "Oh, I've never heard of that!" And I listened to them and thought, "What the hell?

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

In Japan they're definitely more over the top. They had four Boogie stacks and 20 guitars. But otherwise it's pretty much the same thing, except there's a translator. It's really nice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Petrucci

Guitar players get inward and analytical about their playing but when you start to get positive feedback from other players it makes you think that it is coming together.